02.-04. July 2018, University of Duisburg-Essen, Center of Excellence for Technology Education, Germany
The CETE Summer School is a junior conference for young academics founded by the DAAD. It offers the opportunity of professional exchange and networking as well as workshops about methods, approaches and presenting in the research field of technology education.
The CETE Summer School wants to connect cross-national as well as interdisciplinary researchers and young academics for an exchange. It opens up a research-oriented forum for the accounted research potential still growing number of junior scientists who deal with technology education and its benefit and impact.
The international summer school is organised for young academics as well as students and all who are interested.
There is no conference fee.
More information will follow soon.
BürstenFuzzi and his Gang Tech-Event in the G-Lab
On the 23rd February 2018 24 pupils will have the opportunity to see the G-Lab of the workgroup "K-7" at the University of Duisburg-Essen from within. The "Schule an der Heinickestraße" has taken part in a research study about the technological self-concept of primary-school pupils. All of the classes which have participated in the study were put into a tombola and the prize was the invitation to this tech-event. This class which has won the tombola will build a vibrating robot, which is called the "Bürsten Fuzzi" and after the construction process the children are asked to decorate them. We wish those little researchers to have a nice time in the lab, learning about robotics.
The annual Strategy Meeting of the CETE-Network took place from 18th till 19th October at the University of Duisburg-Essen. The Members of the Center of Excellence for Technology Education came from all over the world to review the last year of projects and to organise the up turning one. The members were informed about the latest outcomes around this project in plenty of talks und many questions were discussed and answered.Read more
20 - 22 June 2016, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
The CETE Summer School is a junior conference for young academics founded by the DAAD. It offers the opportunity of professional exchange and networking as well as workshops of methodological approaches in the research field of technology and engineering education.
The CETE Summer School wants to connect cross-national as well as interdisciplinary researchers and young academics for an exchange. It opens up a research-oriented forum for the accounted research potential still growing number of junior scientists who deal with technology and engineering education and its benefit and impact.
The multidisciplinary exchange enables junior scientists to gather feedback and suggestions from different disciplinary perspectives and contributes to embedding individual projects from the fields of teaching methodology and educational sciences in the overall context of empirical educational research. By doing this the organisation supports the visibility of joint research interests and research topics. It establishes a starting position for joint evaluations and future interdisciplinary and location independent research efforts of universities.
G-Lab in Campus:Report
At the start of the summer semester 2015 we were visited by the Campus:Report. The article about our work in our laboratory can be found here.
KIngs Day 2014 Engineering day for kids
Kinder Ingenieurs Day (Kids engineering day) in cooperation with ThyssenKrupp
Being interested in something is not only the foundation of a lifelong learning process, but it also strongly affects later career choices. This interest is developed during childhood. While interests of children can be aroused or modified easily, the interests of adolescents are mostly fixed. Therefore, the development of children’s and adolescents’ interests plays a significant role in regard to the current shortage of skilled labour and engineers. In order to arouse a lifelong examination of science and technology, it is necessary to build up a certain enthusiasm for the topic at a young age.
The KIng’s Day is supposed to help create this enthusiasm. As a part of the School of Engineering Education, it's task is to take long-term care of an always purposeful examination of science and technology in the framework of a co-operation with ThyssenKrupp.
The project's goal is to give parents and their children extracurricular opportunities to engage in technology and thusly, on the basis of technological workshops, provides an approach that is suitable for children. The workshop aims for a 'technological education' that focuses on interdependencies and the origination processes of technologies and on developing interest.
For this purpose, in march 2014 twelve parent-child-teams were invited to the Elementary School Research Laboratory (G-Lab) of the University of Duisburg-Essen for a morning workshop. The workshop was aimed at children between six and ten years. The parent-child-teams had varying degrees of experience with technology. With professional guidance, they engaged in technological problems and got some exemplary insight in basic technological areas. The teams got a construction task to be solved collaboratively. In regards to content, some areas of computer sciences and electrical engineering were addressed.